Lake Country School

  • Lake Country School is an urban-based Montessori community whose purpose is to help children prepare themselves for life.
  • We seek to mirror and embrace the rich diversity of the city.
  • We foster independence, critical thinking, respect and responsibility to self, to others and to the earth.
  • We believe that children learn by doing and are lovers of purposeful work, spontaneously chosen and carried out with profound joy.
  • Montessori education attends to the total development of the child - social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students306 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Lake Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $10,130 for 1/2 day three-year olds to $18, 290 for the Junior High.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLucinda Anderson
Endowment Size$4 million


Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsCross CountryCross Country

School Notes

  • Lake Country School draws students and families from all over the Twin Cities. Our applicant pool consists of diverse and well-informed parents with a high level of commitment to whole child development, Montessori and land-based experiences for their children.

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